Re: status of Progeny projects
I have been long time user of linux and I find the greatest weakness to
be the ability to easily install applications which seems to be the
intent of this group. I would like to make a suggestion with respect to
handling of dependancies.
Most software installs fail as a result of missing libraries. I would
like to see a central repository for all libraries, old, new and
development. A repository that when a library dependancy needs to be
satisfied, the installer be it RPM, APT or anyone elses, can
automatically access and download the appropriate version of library
required. This repository should only hold nothing but libraries, no
software, no packages, just libraries with a searchable capability that
one could also manually search and download ones needs.
With the version numbers used in linux there is no fear as there is in
the other OS of overlaying and existing library that would result in the
breaking of other software. It would be no problem to run the same
library beside its earlier parent satisfying the need of all software.
Along with this there should be a tool that will allow the cleaning up
of ones libraries based on lack of activity so that the directories
holding libraries such as /lib can be safely maintained and kept from
growing out of hand.
Thanks to all open source developers for the work that has and continues
to be done.